Steven Gendel helps food makers leverage food safety to support success and sustainability. He applies data-informed, integrated approaches to discovering opportunities in a rapidly changing world. He is a perceptive analyst, engaging communicator, and a creative problem solver.
Dr. Gendel’s experience includes over two decades developing science and policy in the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He was the first FDA Food Allergen Coordinator, contributed to creation of the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule, the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule, and agency guidance documents. He also provided support to FDA inspection and enforcement programs.
He is an internationally recognized expert on food allergen control, allergenicity assessment for new food proteins, and on the use and understanding of allergen testing.
Dr. Gendel has worked with food producers, regulators, and organizations in the US and internationally to protect businesses and consumers from food fraud, including practical experience in conducting risk assessments and creating mitigation plans.
He is a FSPCA recognized trainer for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals. He has been an instructor in programs organized by FDA, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association for Food Protection, state agencies, and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (now IFSH).
Dr. Gendel has a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology. He has advanced training in risk assessment, food law, HACCP, and Preventive Controls.
Dr. Gendel works from the Washington DC area.